Discounting Value

Almost every human I have met wants to be appreciated for their essential value. Just what is that? What is our essential value? And how, in our scientific Cartesian reflexiveness, do we measure that? We are very bad at it as humans. As enterprise. The pain I have experienced in my life is because of a failure to be seen … Read More

Win Win Win – going for the infinite game

Holding the space for a win win win and the infinite game is a way of being in life. To sincerely come from the place of triple win we must have transcended our need to win over someone or something. From the outset, this principle of the triple win demands that we stay in the conversation until all three parties … Read More

Attended to

Relationships do not break down in one fell swoop. Just as atrocities do not start large. The signs are evident, but for want of attention. We neglect to attend to the things that we want the most. This is how we sabotage. We shut down the small whispers that tug at our consciousness in the dark hours. The odd feeling … Read More

How to say NO – rule #6 have it be an absolute Yes!

To say an absolute Yes to something or someone is not an experience to be taken lightly. When I say a Yes, I need to be sure that every part of my body, mind, spirit, soul..is aligned. That there is not one corner, or cell, or mote of dust within me that says no. If there is even a shadow, … Read More

Transformative Innovation – giving birth to stuff that matters

I will call it. Almost all of what we call innovation is incremental. To innovate, to change something, to transform, is rare. Nothing wrong with incrementalism, but let us not confuse it with exceptionalism. I believe that the world needs exceptional innovation right now, rather than another new app. The Nobel Laureate, Ilya Prigogine, noted for his work on dissipative … Read More

How to communicate with precision to address patterns of low accountability

In most organisations that I have consulted to the organisational design does not enable accountability of individuals. I have learned over the years that when you design a culture you can actually prevent an estimated 30% loss in real productive work that occurs when people need to be managed. A thoughtfully designed culture removes most layers of management. I find … Read More